Tron: Legacy Attracted Jeff Bridges with "Groundbreaking Technology"
10.02.09 by BJSprecher
The original Tron movie was a triumph of the senses when it debuted in 1982, if not exactly a box office smash. It was one of the first features to incorporate the extensive use of CGI technology and was nominated for Academy Awards in Best Costume Design and Best Sound. With Tron: Legacy, Disney is relying on the latest graphics technology to help draw fans back into theaters to watch a sequel 27 years in the making. According to actor Jeff Bridges, the incredible CGI behind Tron: Legacy made his decision to reprise the role of Kevin Flynn an easy one.
That's the reason why I came on board for the sequel – for the same reasons I did the first one. Just to be a part of the groundbreaking technology.
It's really mind-blowing what they do. I went to Comic-Con this year and Disney had three movies there: Tron [Legacy], A Christmas Carol, and Alice In Wonderland. And it was interesting to see that while the techniques we used in Tron [Legacy] are available to other guys ... it's amazing to see how different the products are, depending on the artist who is at the helm.
Tron: Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and also stars Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, and John Hurt.